Timkat in Wajele, Ethiopian Northern Highlands
We were travelling in the Ethiopian Northern Highlands during the Timkat time, hiking on a high plateau around 9,000 feet. We spent the day of the festival as guests of a small village, Wajele. You won’t find it on a map! We were made so very welcome and encouraged to join in with all the Timkat proceedings. My camera was busy all day. This little boy had important duties as part of the main procession and was immensely proud of that. His face was a picture, at times serious, concentrating, proud and at this moment, total delight. Of course, his delight produced the photo with greatest engagement.